CIA analyst gets 4 year sentence for telling truth (full show)

Daniel Hale blew the whistle on the US military’s drone program. Thanks to his efforts, the public learned that 90% of those killed by drone strikes were innocent civilians–including children. But Hale didn’t get a medal. He got almost four years in prison. RT Correspondent John Huddy reports on today’s sentence and Rick is joined by Chris Hedges, the host of RT’s On Contact, to discuss Hale’s case and the insults hurled his way by the judge who sent him away. … Read More >CIA analyst gets 4 year sentence for telling truth (full show)

After 18 years in Iraq, was all that war just for oil? (full show)

After 18 years of occupation, President Biden has announced a withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. After hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths, what – if anything – was achieved? Was the war, after all, just over oil? RT America’s John Huddy gives us the latest news. Then economics Professor Richard Wolff and energy and security expert Khaldoun Khelil share their analysis. … Read More >After 18 years in Iraq, was all that war just for oil? (full show)

Shashi Tharoor on India’s Pegasus spyware scandal and Modi’s coronavirus disaster

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Shashi Tharoor MP, one of India’s most renowned authors and a heavyweight of the Indian National Congress. He discusses the Pegasus spyware leaks that show 40 journalists, Indian National Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and two serving union ministers were on a list of potential targets … Read More >Shashi Tharoor on India’s Pegasus spyware scandal and Modi’s coronavirus disaster

Bullhorns: Ideological instability

The Biden administration tells us the world faces the stark choice between democracy and authoritarianism. Does this make any sense? The balance of power in the world system is moving toward multi-polarity and is not defined by ideological preferences. Dangerously, Washington continues to claim it has the right to define what the legitimate world order should be. … Read More >Bullhorns: Ideological instability

DOD: Alleged Colombian assassins trained in US

Jesse Ventura and Brigida Santos consider the State Department’s admission that seven of the alleged assassins of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse had received prior training in the US. They also discuss how the first batch of Marines for the Space Force is shaping up. Finally, Ajamu Baraka talks about the colonial history of Haiti and brings us up to date on the latest news from an unsettled Cuba. … Read More >DOD: Alleged Colombian assassins trained in US

The future of farming, the foreclosure crisis, and video-game industry labor abuse

Lee Camp looks into a solution to humanity’s widespread destruction of agricultural land. Hydroponic farming technologies offer society the ability to feed everyone using less land and less water. The corporate world is always looking for ways to ruin anything good, but, barring their interference, these technologies could improve billions of lives. … Read More >The future of farming, the foreclosure crisis, and video-game industry labor abuse

Iraq joins long list of US’s lost wars. Time to reassess military strategy? (full show)

We came, we saw, we did not conquer. After Iraq and the US agree to end America’s occupation there, Iraq joins the long list of wars lost by the US. RT Correspondent Faran Fronczak breaks down the deal, and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, the host of RT’s On Contact, discusses how he was prevented from telling the truth as a New York Times bureau chief in Iraq. … Read More >Iraq joins long list of US’s lost wars. Time to reassess military strategy? (full show)